KAH - Pu'u Ka'uiki - Group Photo

94 Acres of Hāna Coastline Donated for Conservation and Community Stewardship, including famed Ka‘uiki Hill

Scott CrawfordLands

Ke Ao Hali’i board members and Hāna community members welcome the sunrise at Hāna wharf overlooking Pu’u Ka’uiki on March 28, the 5th anniversary of the establishment of the nonprofit organization. O Ka‘uiki, mauna ki‘eki‘e,                                   Ka‘uiki, mountain famous in story, Huki a‘e la a pa i ka lani                                     Stretching upward to touch the heavens, He po‘ohiwi no kai halulu. …                              …

Press Release: Over 30 Acres of Hana Coastline Protected

Ke Ao Hāli'iLands, Updates

We are excited to announce that over 30 additional acres of Hana coastline at Maka’alae has been acquired by Ke Ao Hali’i in partnership with the State of Hawaii, County of Maui, and Hawaii Land Trust. The conservation easements over these lands prohibit subdivision and development, allowing for the continuation of cultural practice and maintaining community access in perpetuity. For …

Grant Received from Hawai’i People’s Fund

Ke Ao Hāli'iLands, Updates

In September, 2021 Ke Ao Hali’i received a generous grant from Hawai’i People’s Fund (HPF). The funding received helped pay for costs associated with the reinternment of iwi kupuna that had been held in storage, for over 30 years, at the State Historic Preservation Division. Ke Ao Hali’i is very grateful for HPF’s generosity. Every dollar was spent on our …


Michelle HorenEvents, Lands

Keep this schedule handy for a Saturday that you’re free:   Mahalo to everyone who has been turning out for our monthly work parties at Mokae!          

Ahahui Grant Recipient – Press Release

Michelle HorenEvents, Lands, Updates

Ke Ao Hāli‘i has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to hold the Pule ‘Āina o Maka‘alae me Mokae event. Check out the press release: Ke Ao Halii – Ahahui-Grant-Recipient-Press-Release    

Upcoming Community Work Party at Mokae – February 13, 2021

Ke Ao Hāli'iEvents, Lands

It’s time for another community volunteer day at Mokae! Date: February 13, 2021 Time: 3-5 pm Details: Meet at the Kaholaiki gate on Haneo’o Road, above Hamoa. Bring gloves, water and a small weed tool. Please wear a mask and respect social distancing. We hope to see you there!

Access Policy and Code of Conduct established for Mokae/Kaholaiki

Ke Ao Hāli'iLands, Updates

Please click on the following link to view the Mokae Access Policy Ke Ao Hali’i had planned to meet directly with the community in March and April so we could get mana‘o and feedback on the Management Plan and Access Policy. We will do this community outreach after the epidemic is conquered and our lives return somewhat back to normal. …